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Thu Mar 6, 2014

Sauced: The Shed Southern Spicy Sweet BBQ Sauce

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The Shed Southern Spicy Sweet BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
The Shed Southern Spicy Sweet BBQ Sauce
Cost
$25 for 4 15oz bottle variety pack at The Shed, or approximately $4.50 at your local grocery
Ingredients
Brown Sugar, Water, Tomato Paste, Molasses, Vinegar, Salt, Spices, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Hot Sauce, Citric Acid, Mustard, Jalapeno Pepper, Natural Smoke Flavor, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Turmeric, Spice Extractives, Habanero Pepper, Carrot Powder
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
More Sauce Reviews

Spicy Sweet couldn't be more apt here—you get loads of sweet and a nice bit of spice, but unfortunately, a lot gets lost in between those two.

Thu Feb 20, 2014

Sauced: Desert Pepper Daddy-Q BBQ Sauce

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Desert Pepper Daddy-Q BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Desert Pepper Daddy-Q BBQ Sauce
Cost
$5.95 for 16oz at Salsa Express
Ingredients
Water, Tomato Paste, Brown Sugar, Molasses, Distilled Vinegar, Dehydrated Onion, Orange Juice Concentrate, Salt, Worcestershire Sauce, Wheat Flour, Spices, Liquid Hickory Smoke, Beef Base, Dehydrated Garlic, Chipotle Pepper, Citric Acid
Color
Dark Maroon
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
More Sauce Reviews

Suffering an identity crisis between salsa and barbecue sauce, this interesting, chunky sauce is left trying to find a proper home on the grill.

Thu Feb 6, 2014

Sauced: Richard's Hottest Barbecue Sauce

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Richard's Hottest Barbecue Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Richard's Hottest Barbecue Sauce
Cost
$10 for 2 1lb 3oz bottles at Richard's Vermont Made
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Corn Syrup, Vinegar Salt & Natural Flavors, Brown Sugar with Molasses, Worcestershire Containing Caramel Color, Anchovies, Tamarind, Aged Cayenne Red Pepper Mash, Xantham Gum, Spice Extract, Distilled Vinegar, Onion, Garlic, Cayenne, Salt, Other Spices
Color
Maroon
Meatwave Rating
610
out of 10
Above Average
More Sauce Reviews

A pleasing heat is delivered against a nicely balanced mix of sweet, fruity, fresh, and tangy to make this sauce a decent choice for barbecue, even if it's not quite worthy of being sought out.

Fri Jan 17, 2014

Sauced: Goode Co. Jalapeno Garlic BBQ Sauce

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Goode Co. Jalapeno Garlic BBQ Sauce

Sauce Stats

Name
Goode Co. Jalapeno Garlic BBQ Sauce
Produced by
Cost
$6.50 for 13oz at Goode Co.
Ingredients
Tomato Sauce, Water, Karo Syrup, Pure Natural Honey, Bacon, Onions, Jalapeno Peppers, Beef Fat, Brown Sugar, Distilled Vinegar, Garlic, Salt, Powdered Worcestershire, Black Pepper, Pure Corn Oil, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Lemon Rind
Color
Bright Orange/Read
Meatwave Rating
310
out of 10
Only in a Pinch
More Sauce Reviews

The strong bite of garlic is added to the fresh tomato sauce flavor of the Goode Co. sauce, but I was left trying to figure out where the jalapeno was and what barbecue I'd actually want to put this on.

Thu Jan 2, 2014

Sauced: Garland Jack's Secret Six Sweet Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce

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Garland Jack's Secret Six Sweet Brown Sugar

Sauce Stats

Name
Garland Jack's Secret Six Sweet Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce
Produced by
Cost
Approximately $2.19 for 18oz at your local grocery
Ingredients
Tomato Puree, Sugar, Vinegar, Brown Sugar, Molasses, Salt, Contains Less Than 2% of Modified Food Starch, Soybean Oil, Mustard Flour, Natural Hickory Smoke Flavor, Spice, Dried Onions, Potassium Sorbate, Caramel Color, Dried Garlic
Color
Reddish-brown
Meatwave Rating
410
out of 10
Just OK
More Sauce Reviews

An immense amount of sugar defines this sauce as sickly sweet, but a little tartness and smoke give it body out of the jar, though that also creates an off-balance after being grilled.